Thursday, June 16, 2011
Talk of the Westborough State Hospital land sparked ideas for future use.
At a special meeting held by the Board of Selectmen on Wednesday, June 15, the request to approve a new re-precincting map was presented by Town Clerk, Nancy Yendriga. Based on current census figures which show a 1.53% increase in the town population, the map has very little changes from the previous one and was easily approved by the board. The approved re-precincting map which was submitted along with a legal description of the streets within each precinct and the block listings will be up for evaluation again in 10 years. Following the approval of the re-precincting map, the board briefly discussed the Westborough State Hospital property which will be discussed in further detail at the open meeting scheduled for Thursday night, June …
Be good to a nursing assistant today.
Each morning, Westborough Patch presents “5 Things You Need to Know,” a collection of announcements, events and reminders to help you organize your day. 1. Hug a nursing assistant today. It is the 34th annual National Nursing Assistants Day. 2. The Westborough Public Library is hosting a book discussion at 10:30 a.m. The featured book is Major Pettigrew’s Last Stand, by Helen Simonson. The gathering is free and open to all. 3. The US Open Golf Championship begins today at the Congressional Country Club in Bethesda, Maryland. The competition has been taking place since 1895. 4. The Westborough State Hospital Reuse Commission will hold a public hearing at 7 p.m. at the Westborough High School auditorium, 90 West Main St. This is the second …
Wednesday, June 8, 2011
Also, could Westborough be getting a sixth Dunkin Donuts location?
On Tuesday, June 7, the Westborough Economic Development Committee met at 8 a.m. in the Department of Public Works building. Established in 2008 to promote and retain businesses within Westborough, the committee meets the first Tuesday of every month. The following are the highlights from the June meeting. There is a proposal for a new gas station to be built near Green Thumb on Route 9. Joe's Sandwich Shop and Dunkin Donuts will be housed within the gas station. However, special permits are required before the building process can move forward. Three new businesses will be moving into the Bay State Commons: Surefire Dogs, Boston Ski & Tennis and a new Japanese steakhouse restaurant. There is ongoing discussion to form a Bay State Merchant…
Tuesday, June 7, 2011
The meeting is open to all and will be held at Westborough High School.
The public is invited to hear discussions on the future of the Westborough State Hospital land. The Westborough State Hospital Reuse Commission will hold its next Public Hearing on Thursday, June 16, 7 p.m. at the Westborough High School auditorium, 90 West Main St. The hearing is free and open to the public. Follow us on Facebook and Twitter to keep up to date on the latest Westborough news, or simply hit the "like" button at the top of this page.
Wednesday, March 30, 2011
In a public hearing on March 29, taxpayers questioned expanding Westborough's population and stressing town resources.
In a public hearing last night, residents expressed concern about three scenarios proposed for approximately half of the 163.3 acres of land on which stand the remains of the Westborough State Hospital. Concerns included the emphasis on residential housing, a lack of lakefront open space and the impact to Lake Chauncy from development. About a hundred people filled Room 23 of the Forbes Municipal Building, including officials from Westborough, Northborough and the state. At issue is the future of a prime piece of real estate, primarily wooded, sitting north of Route 9. The parcel includes Lake Chauncy and is zoned in Westborough for mixed use. The remains of the hospital dot the acreage. Neglected buildings, declared protected by the …
Tuesday, March 29, 2011
The Cultural Council holds a fundraiser, school artists display work and a public discussion takes place about the future of the Westborough State Hospital land.
Each morning, Westborough Patch presents 5 Things You Need to Know, a collection of announcements, events and reminders to help you organize your day. 1. By eating at Not Your Average Joe’s tonight, you can help to raise money for the Westborough Cultural Council and Arts in Common 2011. For diners who present the coupon linked here, the restaurant will donate 15 percent of each dinner check (excluding alcohol) from 4 p.m. to closing to the council. If you forget the coupon, copies will be available at the restaurant. 2. Tonight is the start of the Westborough Fine Arts Department annual display of student artwork in the Forbes Municipal Building auditorium. The exhibit takes place through April 25. Pieces created by students from …